Francis Michael Palma
Lance Corporal
M CO, 3RD BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 28, 1941 to April 30, 1967
FRANCIS M PALMA is on the Wall at Panel 18E, Line 126

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Local Pennsylvania Papers for Tuesday May 9, 1967 printed articles listing the Pennsylvanians who were recently killed in action in Vietnam.

Washington(AP) - The Defense Department announced Monday [May 8] that 13 Pennsylvania soldiers have been killed in action in Vietnam. The casualty report also lists one Pennsylvania soldier as killed instead of missing in action, and another dead of non-hostile causes.

Killed in action were:

Army - Spec. 4 John J. Thomas, son of Mrs. Helen L. Thomas, 2821 North 9th Street, Philadelphia;    Pfc. Robert Hardy Carr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Carr, Jr, 1523 South 24th Street, Philadelphia;    Pfc. Lewis R Nickerson, son of Mrs. Elizabeth B Nickerson, 56 Clifton Park Ave, Pittsburgh.

Navy reported Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Larry E Yoder, son of Mrs. Ann M. McKic, Box 252, Bradenville, Schuylkill County.

Marines reported Staff Sgt Karol R. Bauer, Box 536, Wrightstown, Bucks County;    Staff Sgt. John V Chutis, husband of Mrs. John V Chutis, Route 1, Garrett, Somerset County;    Cpl Joseph Mieczkowski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Miecczkowski, 546 East Indiana Avenue, Philadelphia,    Lance Cpl Robert J Kotik, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kotik, 755 Mary Street, McKees Rocks, Allegheny County;    Lance Cpl Gorden E. Stoudt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Stoudt, 1735 Cedar Street, Allentown,LeHigh County;    Pfc Francis M Palma, husband of Mrs. Francis M Palms, 1339 Reed St, Philadelphia; and    Pfc David Verbilla, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Verbilla, 416 East Elm, Tamaqua, Schuylkill County.

The Department listed Pfc Richard B. Sedgwick , son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Sedgwick, 4249 Terrace Street, Philadelphia as killed in action. He had been listed as missing as a result of hostile causes. Spec. 4 James W. Smith, husband of Mrs. Jeane M. Smith, 804 Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, Chester County, was reported dead from causes not related to the war. Both men were Army.

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